Sand County Almanac And Sketches Here and There

ISBN-10: 019505928X

ISBN-13: 9780195059281

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Description: This special edition of the highly acclaimed A Sand County Almanac commemorates the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Aldo Leopold, one of the foremost conservationists of our century. First published in 1949 and praised in The New York Times Book Review as "full of beauty and vigor and bite," A Sand County Almanac combines some of the finest nature writing since Thoreau with an outspoken and highly ethical regard for America's relationship to the land. The volume includes a section on the monthly changes of the Wisconsin countryside; another section that gathers together the informal pieces written by Leopold over a forty-year period as he traveled around the woodlands of Wisconsin, Iowa, Arizona, Sonora, Oregon, Manitoba, and elsewhere; and a final section in which Leopold addresses more formally the philosophical issues involved in wildlife conservation. As the forerunner of such important books as Annie Dillard's Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Edward Abbey's Desert Solitaire, and Robert Finch's The Primal Place, this classic work remains as relevant today as it was forty years ago.

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List price: $15.95
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/15/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 8.19" wide x 5.39" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Aldo Leopold, who has become the most esteemed ecologist of this century, is best remembered for his articulation of the "land ethic," which demonstrates a respect and reverence for all life. His landmark book A Sand County Almanac, published in 1949, is considered by many to be the most significant book published on nature and the environment. Born in Burlington, Iowa, Leopold attended the Yale Graduate School of Forestry (newly established in 1900 by Gifford Pinchot) and graduated in 1909. He immediately began his career with the U.S. Forest Service as a forest assistant in Arizona and later became supervisor of Carson National Forest in New Mexico in 1912. During his stint in the Southwest, he encouraged interest in establishing the Gila Wilderness Area in southwest New Mexico, the first in the national forest wilderness system. He later moved to Madison, Wisconsin, to help direct the Forest Products Laboratory from 1925 to 1927. He worked for a while as a game consultant and completed his book Game Management in 1933. Soon thereafter, he became professor of game management at the University of Wisconsin and held that position until his death in 1948. Leopold was one of the founders of The Wilderness Society in 1935 and an organizer of The Wildlife Society in 1937, which later created the Aldo Leopold Award, which has been awarded annually since 1950 for significant achievements in wildlife biology and conservation. The Leopold Memorial Reserve, a private 1,400-acre tract near Baraboo, Wisconsin, is dedicated to his memory. The landmark of the reserve is the Shack, Leopold's country retreat in one of central Wisconsin's "sand counties," a place which he describes so vividly in his journals.

The Delights and Dilemmas of a Sand County Almanac
A Sand County Almanac
January
January Thaw
February
Good Oak
March
The Geese Return
April
Come High Water
Draba
Bur Oak
Sky Dance
May
Back from the Argentine
June
The Alder Fork
July
Great Possessions
Prairie Birthday
August
The Green Pasture
September
The Choral Copse
October
Smoky Gold
Too Early
Red Lanterns
November
If I Were the Wind
Axe-in-Hand
A Mighty Fortress
December
Home Range
Pines above the Snow
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Sketches Here and There
Wisconsin
Marshland Elegy
The Sand Counties
Odyssey
On a Monument to the Pigeon
Flambeau
Illinois and Iowa
Illinois Bus Ride
Red Legs Kicking
Arizona and New Mexico
On Top
Thinking Like a Mountain
Escudilla
Chihuahua and Sonora
Guacamaja
The Green Lagoons
Song of the Gavilan
Oregon and Utah
Cheat Takes Over
Manitoba
Clandeboye
The Upshot
Conservation Esthetic
Wildlife in American Culture
Wilderness
The Land Ethic
About the Author
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